Last Updated on February 17, 2022
During a coronavirus briefing at Yankee Stadium, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo voiced his support for the door-to-door COVID-19 vaccine squads, proclaiming that
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a coronavirus briefing at Yankee Stadium where he discussed his new $15 million campaign to push the COVID-19 vaccine through “community-based organizations” in areas with low vaccination rates. During the briefing, Cuomo firmly stated that the COVID-19 vaccine door-to-door efforts would involve the unvaccinated being placed in a vehicle to get driven to a location where they would be vaccinated for the coronavirus. “We have to get in those communities, and we have to knock on those doors, and we have to convince people, and put them in a car, and drive them, and get that vaccine in their arm,” said Cuomo. “That is the mission.”
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According to reports, 3.5 million people in the state have not taken the vaccine. “We’re looking for 25% of the population that hasn’t been vaccinated,” Cuomo said. “Target that population and target it in areas where you’ve seen COVID spread.”
Cuomo said that the concerns expressed by people who chose not to take the COVID-19 vaccine are not legitimate. “These are not arguments, but on balance they don’t make sense. There’s no logical theory that anyone can advance now that says it’s more logical not to take the vaccine than to take the vaccine,” said Cuomo.
“We need a different approach and the approach has to be community-based organizations who can have conversations in the community with people who know them culturally, know their issues, their fears,” Cuomo noted. “And it has to be a one-on-one conversation with that 25% because it’s not going to be a top-down message. It has to be someone who speaks their language, literally and figuratively and says ‘let’s talk about this, tell me what you’re worried about, tell me what your fear is,’ and then address it with facts. And that’s what we’re going to do today.”